Safe deliveries ensured for 400 Santal pregnant women in Gobindaganj

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, GAIBANDHA : 142 Time View :
Update : Thursday, December 7, 2023

Safe deliveries for 400 Santalpregnant women had been ensured by the staff of Sapmara union health and family welfare center under Gobindaganjupazila in the district in last few months.

Activities of Safe deliveries were done under Santal Health Project being implemented by LAMB Hospital, an NGO of the American Santal Mission in Dinajpur with the financial support of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund).

On the occasion of 400th safe delivery by the center a function on safe delivery celebration was held on the premises of the center very recently at the arrangement of union health and family welfare management committee in collaborator with department of family planning here on Thursday.

Director General (DG) of directorate of family planning SahanAraBanu addressed the ceremony as the chief guest and Rangpur divisional director of health Dr. ABM Abu Hanif spoke at the event as the special guest while director of family planning department of Rangpur division DewanMorshed Kamal presided over the ceremony.

Civil surgeon Dr. AbdullahelMafi, deputy director of family planning department here ProsenjitPronoyMisra, program specialist of UNFPA Bangladesh Dr. Abu Sayeed Hasan, program analyst of UNFPA Samsuzzaman addressed the function among others.

DG SahanAraBanu in her speeches said according to the constitution, the people of any caste of the country, including the indigenous people have the rights to enjoy the fundamental rights and other state run facilities equally.

Taking the matter into cognizance health facilities like ante and post natal cares for indegenous (Santal ) pregnant women had been ensured for their safe deliveries under the direct supervision of health and family planning departments.

That is why; it had been possible safe deliveries for 400 pregnant women living at santal dominated area here successfully.

She also thanked the staff concerned for conducting safe delivery activity carefully among the backward santal community of the upazila.

She also urged the staff of her directorate to be serious and sincere more to discharge their professional duty to bring down the child and mother mortality rate 76 per lakh to achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030 declared by the government.

 

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